Finland women's national football team

The Finland women's national football team represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals.[3]

Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Helmarit (the Boreal Owls)[1]
AssociationFootball Association
of Finland

(Suomen Palloliitto)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAnna Signeul
CaptainTinja-Riikka Korpela
Most capsLaura Österberg Kalmari (130)
Top scorerLinda Sällström (46)
FIFA codeFIN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 30 Decrease 2 (26 June 2020)[2]
Highest14 (September 2005)
Lowest32 (March 2019)
First international
 Finland 0–0 Sweden 
(Mariehamn, 25 August 1973)
Biggest win
 Finland 7–0 Armenia 
(Helsinki, 21 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 9–0 Finland 
(Vejen, 26 July 1975)
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2005)
Best resultSemifinals (2005)

The Finnish team now has a few players that are considered to be among the best in the female football, such as Laura Österberg Kalmari, Sanna Valkonen and Anne Mäkinen.

As of March 2017, the team is ranked 28th in the FIFA world ranking. This is the lowest status since the ranking started in 2003. From 2004 to 2010 the typical ranking was #16.[4]

Managerial historyEdit

  • Correct as of 9 August 2018
Tenure Coach Record
G W D L Win %
1973–77   Juhani Nirkkonen 12 1 1 10 008.33
1978   Simo Syrjävaara 3 1 1 1 033.33
1979–89   Kaj Österberg 44 13 12 19 029.55
1989–92   Jyrki Nieminen 24 3 4 17 012.50
1993–96   Nils Suomalainen 24 4 5 15 016.67
1996–00   Reima Kokko 46 11 3 32 023.91
2001–09   Michael Käld 107 35 22 50 032.71
2010–16   Andrée Jeglertz 76 27 13 36 035.53
2017   Marko Saloranta 6 2 0 4 033.33
2017–   Anna Signeul 12 4 4 4 033.33

Coaching staffEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to play at the 2020 Cyprus Women's Cup. The roster was announced on 25 February 2020.[5] Nea Lehtola replaced Olga Ahtinen on 29 February 2020.[6] On 5 March 2020, Tuija Hyyrynen was withdrawn from the squad due to injury and replaced with Jutta Rantala.[7] On 7 March 2020, Adelina Engman withdrew from the squad due to injury, returning to London to rehabilitate.[8]

Coach:   Anna Signeul

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Paula Myllyoja (1984-05-20) 20 May 1984 (age 36) 2 0   Pink Bari
12 1GK Anna Tamminen (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 25) 5 0   Åland United
23 1GK Tinja-Riikka Korpela (1986-05-05) 5 May 1986 (age 34) 91 0   Everton

2 2DF Elli Pikkujämsä (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 20) 2 0   KIF Örebro
6 2DF Anna Auvinen (1987-03-02) 2 March 1987 (age 33) 16 0   Inter Milan
8 2DF Nea Lehtola (1998-10-24) 24 October 1998 (age 21) 1 0   HJK
16 2DF Anna Westerlund (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 31) 124 3   Åland United

4 3MF Ria Öling (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 26) 39 6   Växjö
5 3MF Emma Koivisto (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 25) 54 2   Kopparbergs/Göteborg
10 3MF Emmi Alanen (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 29) 76 19   Växjö
11 3MF Nora Heroum (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 26) 72 1   Milan
13 3MF Linda Nyman (1994-01-21) 21 January 1994 (age 26) 6 0   Inter Milan
14 3MF Julia Tunturi (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 24) 25 0   Eskilstuna United
15 3MF Natalia Kuikka (1995-12-01) 1 December 1995 (age 24) 51 3   Kopparbergs/Göteborg
20 3MF Eveliina Summanen (1998-05-29) 29 May 1998 (age 22) 20 2   Kristianstad
21 3MF Iina Salmi (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 25) 11 1   Valencia

7 4FW Adelina Engman (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 25) 68 7   Montpellier
7 4FW Jutta Rantala (1999-11-11) 11 November 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Kristianstad
9 4FW Juliette Kemppi (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 26) 52 4   London City Lionesses
17 4FW Sanni Franssi (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 25) 38 2   Real Sociedad
18 4FW Linda Sällström (1988-07-13) 13 July 1988 (age 32) 101 45   Paris FC
19 4FW Kaisa Collin (1997-04-16) 16 April 1997 (age 23) 21 2   Eskilstuna United
22 4FW Heidi Kollanen (1997-06-06) 6 June 1997 (age 23) 10 2   KIF Örebro

Recent results and schedulesEdit

  Win ‹See Tfd›   Draw ‹See Tfd›   Lose ‹See Tfd›

2020Edit

5 March 2020 2020 Cyprus Women's CupFinland  1–1  Czech RepublicLarnaca, Cyprus
15:30 Collin   68' Report Westerlund   48' (o.g.) Stadium: AEK Arena
8 March 2020 2020 Cyprus Women's CupCroatia  3–2  FinlandLarnaca, Cyprus
13:00
Report
Stadium: AEK Arena
11 March 2020 2020 Cyprus Women's CupFinland  4–2  SlovakiaLarnaca, Cyprus
15:30
Report
Stadium: GSZ Stadium

Competitive recordEdit

World CupEdit

Year Result
  1991 Did not qualify
  1995
  1999
  2003
  2007
  2011
  2015
  2019
   2023 To be determined
Total 0/9

UEFA Women's ChampionshipEdit

Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
1984 Did not qualify
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995
    1997
  2001
  2005 Semifinals 4 1 1 2 5 8 −3
  2009 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 5 5 ±0
  2013 Group stage 3 0 2 1 1 6 −5
  2017 Did not qualify
Total 3/11 11 3 3 5 11 19 –8

Algarve CupEdit

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The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1994 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1995 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1996 did not enter
  1997 did not enter
  1998 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1999 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2000 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2001 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2002 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2003 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2004 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2005 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2006 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2007 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2008 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2009 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2010 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2011 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2012 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2013 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2014 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2015 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2016 did not enter
  2017 did not enter
  2018 did not enter
Total 11/25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cyprus Women's Cup
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
2012 7th place 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1
2013 7th place 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1
2014 12th place 4 0 1 3 1 8 −7
2015 9th place 4 1 1 2 3 7 −4
2016 8th place 4 0 1 3 3 8 −5
2018 11th place 4 1 1 2 4 7 −3
Total 24 4 6 14 22 43 −21
Nordic Football Championship
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
  1974 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6
  1975 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13
  1976 Third place 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4
  1977 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
  1978 Third place 3 1 1 1 1 4 −3
  1979 Third place 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3
  1980 Fourth place 3 0 2 1 1 8 −7
  1981 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
  1982 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5
Total 9/9 23 3 6 14 9 56 -47

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Helmarit nimetty MM-karsinta-avaukseen Serbiaa vastaan" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Women's Euro 2009 in Finland". Embassy of Finland. 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Finland". FIFA. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Helmarit nimetty Cyprus Cupiin 2020" [Helmarit named to the Cyprus Cup 2020] (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. 25 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Muutoksia Helmareiden Cyprus Cupiin" [Changes to the Helmars' Cyprus Cup] (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. 29 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Rantala korvaa Hyyrysen Helmareissa" [Rantala replaces Hyyrysen in Helmari] (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. 5 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Adelina Engman jättää Helmareiden ryhmän" [Adelina Engman leaves the Helmars group] (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. 7 March 2020.

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